Critic Consensus: "Aporia" sets the table for Fargo's season 3 finale - and offers a glimmer of uplift on the show's predominantly dark canvas.

Episode Info

Emmit sits down with Gloria and Nikki negotiates a deal.


Carrie Coon
as Gloria Burgle
David Thewlis
as V.M. Vargas
Ewan McGregor
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
Jim Gaffigan
as Donny Mashman
Mark Forward
as Donny Mashman
Scoot McNairy
as Maurice LeFay
Shea Whigham
as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Fred Melamed
as Howard Zimmerman
Thomas Mann
as Thaddeus Mobley
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Olivia Sandoval
as Winnie Lopez
Goran Bogdan
as Yuri Gurka
Graham Verchere
as Nathan Burgle
Andy Yu
as Meemo
Mary McDonnell
as Ruby Goldfarb
Ray Wise
as Paul Marrane
Show More Cast

Aporia Videos

Aporia Photos

Critic Reviews for Aporia

With only an hour left, Season 3 remains a tad predictable and a touch redundant overall, but Episode 9 was a particularly stirring, enlightening, and rewarding hour of television.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Whatever happens, the stage is set for an explosive finale next week, so to that end this episode did everything it needed to, a few contrived moments notwithstanding.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

I've enjoyed season three of Fargo so much for so many reasons that I've barely had the time or inclination to comment on the few things that haven't quite clicked.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Though this season has been a slight step down from the brilliant previous seasons, it manages to pack on the intrigue and offer a touching arc for Burgle with its second-to-last episode.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

"Aporia" drove us right up to the Season 3 finale, delivering a confident and capable Nikki and a broken and floundering Gloria.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Nothing says "Midwestern crime" quite like the image of a streak of blood in pooling spilled milk.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"Aporia" does a good job of putting everyone where they need to be, and providing clear objectives as we head towards the end.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

This season has made that abundantly clear, with all its kleptocrats, lawless goons and insidious fake news. But this show's also proving that, with a little compassion and persistence, nothing's ever beyond repair.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Perhaps that's why this season of Fargo has felt so much more somber than the others - because its version of good isn't just ignored and dismissed, but totally invisible. And then we get a glimpse of hope.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is the third Fargo episode by Gordon, and he adds some beautiful touches here and there.

Jun 15, 2017 | Full Review…